Bralon Addison
No. 0 – Ottawa Redblacks
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1993-10-12) October 12, 1993 (age 30)
Missouri City, Texas, U.S.
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:197 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school:Missouri City (TX) Hightower
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:6-Game Injured
CFL status:American
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:11
Receiving touchdowns:0
Return yards:21
Return touchdowns:0
Career CFL statistics
Receiving yards:2,013
Receiving touchdowns:8
Player stats at ·

Bralon Addison (born October 12, 1993) is an American gridiron football wide receiver for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Oregon. Addison has also been a member of the Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears, Toronto Argonauts, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and Minnesota Vikings.

Early years

Addison attended Hightower High School in Missouri City, Texas. He played predominately quarterback his senior and junior years and wide receiver his sophomore year. He had thrown for 2,158 passing yards, 22 passing touchdowns, had 1,625 rushing yards and 20 rushing touchdowns as a senior. As a junior, he passed for 1,858 yards with 28 touchdowns and rushed for 1,068 yards and 15 touchdowns. Addison was rated by as a four-star recruit and committed to the University of Oregon to play college football.[1][2]

College career

As a true freshman at Oregon in 2012, Addison played in all 13 games and had 22 receptions for 243 yards. As a sophomore in 2013, Addison started 11 of 13 games, recording 61 receptions for 890 yards and seven touchdowns. He also returned two punt returns for touchdowns. Addison missed 2014 due to a torn ACL suffered during spring practice.[3] He came close to playing in the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship, but was not completely healed in time for the game.[4][5] Addison returned from the injury to play in all 13 games in 2015. He finished with 63 receptions for 804 yards, 10 receiving touchdowns, two rushing touchdowns and one punt return touchdown. After the season, he entered the 2016 NFL Draft.[6]

Professional career

Denver Broncos

After going undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft, Addison was signed by the Denver Broncos. On August 30, 2016, Addison was waived by the Broncos during roster cuts.[7]

Chicago Bears

On December 5, 2016, Addison was signed to the Chicago Bears' practice squad.[8] He was promoted to the active roster on December 20, 2016.[9] On May 1, 2017, Addison was waived by the Bears.[10]

Toronto Argonauts

On April 18, 2018, Addison signed with the Toronto Argonauts.[11] Addison did not play a game for the Argos before he was released by the team on August 25, 2018.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

On September 1, 2018, Addison signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.[12] Addison played 4 regular season games for Hamilton. In the final game of the year, Addison had 7 catches for 103 yards and a touchdown; Addison had only one catch for 10 yards the rest of the year. To explain Addison's playing time at the expense of CFL veteran Terrell Sinkfield, head coach June Jones jokingly replied about Addison, "He's better."[13] While Sinkfield was inactive for both playoff games, Addison caught 5 passes for 124 yards in Hamilton's 48-8 victory over the BC Lions, and had 12 catches for 129 yards in the CFL East final, a loss to Ottawa. Addison continued his strong play into the 2019 season and was named a CFL Top Performer for the month of September.[14] He finished the season with 95 receptions for 1,236 yards with seven touchdowns: He also carried the ball 36 times for 218 yards with one rushing touchdown and was named a CFL All-Star.[15]

Minnesota Vikings

On January 21, 2020, Addison signed a reserve/future contract with the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL.[16] He was waived on August 6, 2020.[17]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats (II)

On December 25, 2020, Addison re-signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to a two-year contract.[18] Addison missed the first half of the 2021 CFL season while recovering from a knee injury; he was added to the active roster on September 28, 2021.[19] On October 24 Addison was placed on the six-game injured reserve list with a hamstring issue.[20] Due to the multiple injuries Addison was limited to just three regular season games, catching 18 passes for 231 yards. He was re-added to the active roster on November 24, 2021, four days before the Ti-Cats Eastern semifinal match against the Montreal Alouettes.[21] Addison did not catch a pass in either playoff game, and the Tiger-Cats were defeated in the 108th Grey Cup match. After playing in the first eight games of the 2022 season Addison was carted off the field with what was initially reported as a knee injury in the team's Week 9 loss against the Toronto Argonauts.[22] A couple days later he reveled on Twitter that he had suffered a torn Achilles and would miss the remainder of the season.[23] At the time of the injury Addison was leading the team in receptions, with 43, and was second to Steven Dunbar in receiving yards with 433 (Dunbar had 559 receiving yards). Addison was released by Hamilton on May 10, 2023.[24]

Ottawa Redblacks

On May 13, 2023, it was announced that Addison had signed a one-year contract with the Ottawa Redblacks.[25]


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  2. ^ "Recruiting notes: Hightower's Addison switches from A&M to..." Chron. February 2, 2012. Retrieved November 6, 2023.
  3. ^ Greif, Andrew (April 11, 2014). "Oregon wide receiver Bralon Addison tears ACL in knee and could miss 2014 season". OregonLive. Retrieved November 6, 2023.
  4. ^ Olson, Max (January 10, 2015). "Dontre Wilson, Bralon Addison struggle with whether to play". Retrieved November 6, 2023.
  5. ^ Oregon WR Bralon Addison remains out for national title game Archived April 5, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Greif, Andrew (January 5, 2016). "Oregon Ducks receiver Bralon Addison declares for NFL draft". OregonLive. Retrieved November 6, 2023.
  7. ^ Mason, Andrew (August 30, 2016). "Broncos release Britton Colquitt, make three other moves to get down to 75". Archived from the original on August 31, 2016. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  8. ^ Mayer, Larry (December 5, 2016). "Bears add veteran Banks to secondary". Archived from the original on February 12, 2017.
  9. ^ Eurich, Matt (December 20, 2016). "Bears add Bralon Addison to active roster".
  10. ^ Mayer, Larry (May 1, 2017). "Bears ink Boggs, waive six players".
  11. ^ "Argos sign WR Bralon Addison and LB Durell Eskridge – Toronto Argonauts". April 18, 2018.
  12. ^ "Ticats add five players to practice roster – Hamilton Tiger-Cats". Hamilton Tiger-Cats. September 1, 2018.
  13. ^ Ferguson, Marshall (November 11, 2018). "Ferguson: Addison fills the void as unsung hero shines". Retrieved February 19, 2024.
  14. ^ TSN ca Staff (October 2, 2019). "Hamilton Tiger-Cats' Bralon Addison, Dane Evans lead Top Performers for September -". TSN. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  15. ^ "Stars Aligned: 2019 CFL All-Stars unveiled". November 27, 2019. Retrieved September 28, 2021.
  16. ^ Williams, Charean (January 21, 2020). "Vikings sign former CFL receiver Bralon Addison". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  17. ^ Alper, Josh (August 6, 2020). "Vikings activate Armon Watts, waive Bralon Addison". Retrieved August 10, 2020.
  18. ^ "Bralon back on two-year deal with Tiger-Cats". Canadian Football League. December 25, 2020.
  19. ^ TSN ca Staff (September 28, 2021). "Bralon Addison knee injury active roster Hamilton Tiger-Cats -". TSN. Retrieved September 28, 2021.
  20. ^ "Ticats' receiver Bralon Addison ruled out with hamstring injury | 3DownNation". October 23, 2021. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  21. ^ TSN ca Staff (November 24, 2021). "Ticats activate WR Addison ahead of Eastern semifinal -". TSN. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  22. ^ TSN ca Staff (August 6, 2022). "Ticats WR Addison carted off; Argos DB Richardson leaves with lower-body injury -". TSN. Retrieved August 8, 2022.
  23. ^ "Ticats' Addison confirms Achilles injury". August 10, 2022. Retrieved August 11, 2022.
  24. ^ 3Down Staff (May 10, 2023). "Hamilton Tiger-Cats release veteran receiver Bralon Addison". 3DownNation. Retrieved May 10, 2023.((cite web)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  25. ^ "Redblacks sign Bralon Addison to one-year deal". Canadian Football League. May 13, 2023.